Cetona

Mondo X Ristorante La Frateria

One of the most memorable foodie experiences we’ve had is near Cetona, where Mondo X Ristorante La Frateria, located at Convento di St. Francesco, puts on a supreme culinary feast in one of the most elegant and historical settings, with pris fix tasting menus and a’ la carte options. It’s been a few years since our last time at this fine establishment, but by now the cost must be past 100 euros per person for their extensive tasting menu. Best… Read More

Osteria del Merlo

Osteria del Merlo in Cetona is a superb restaurant and serious competition to the perennial Osteria da Nilo. It opened just a few years ago, and has already carved out a reputation amongst the Italian foodies. Located at the south-east corner of Piazza Garibaldi, just a dozen steps to the left from Nilo’s and around the corner from the cafe, you see a large stone tower with covered outdoor seating at the front deck, and inside you take a few… Read More

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Osteria Vecchia da Nilo

Osteria Vecchia da Nilo in Cetona moved a few years ago from the narrow alley to a much better location at the end of the main Piazza Garibaldi #33. Osteria Vecchia is now known simply as “da Nilo” (at Nilo’s), after the owner himself. This is still the same beloved local favorite in a newly remodeled building and includes a popular bar with a wide covered outdoor area. Menu at Nilo’s has fresh seasonal and regional dishes, superb homemade pastas,… Read More

La Bottega delle Nane

La Bottega delle Nane, excellent food at this highly recommended restaurant in Piazze, just south of Cetona. Some of the best meals in the area with lots of daily and seasonal specials. Last time no written menu for the specials – they tell you what’s available, waiter speaks some English. No house wines by the glass, only full bottles – but the local Monte Cetona wines are not expensive. They have a roof terrace open during the summer. Last visit… Read More

Ristorante La Vigna

In the village of Piazze, just south of Cetona, there’s Ristorante La Vigna, with outdoor seating in the back opening to lovely views towards the Fighine castle. Run by a charming elderly couple, Flavio and Savina have made this into a traditional cozy place where you eat very well. They specialize on fresh fish Thursdays and Fridays. In the evenings, pizza is baked in the wood oven by Savina. Closed Wednesdays. Via Provinciale 123, 53040 Piazze SI, center of town. Read More